Protest action against closure of government school

Lok Raj Sangathan and All India Save Education Committee have been agitating to oppose the closure of the only government-run primary and senior secondary school, the Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, in Burari in North Delhi. Parents and guardians of the affected students are also participating in the protest actions in large numbers.

The closure of the school has been ordered by the Directorate of Education, Delhi. The school management has issued a notice to all the parents and guardians, requesting them to shift their wards to other schools, because the school building is in a very dilapidated and precarious condition. It may be noted that this is the only government school teaching up to Class 12 in the entire Burari area and more than 7000 students are already studying here.

Parents and activists have been on indefinite dharna at the school gate since December 17, 2014. Addressing the participants at the dharna, Shri Umesh Mishra, member, LRS Delhi recalled how the parents had written to the school authorities and the Directorate of Education, Delhi, pointing out the hazardous state of the school building and requesting that it be immediately repaired. However, no action has been taken as yet.

This example exposes the utter callousness of the government towards the education of our children, despite its tall claims of ensuring free and compulsory for all children. The Right to Education Act of the government promises that each child will have access to a school within 3 km of his or her residence, but more than 5 years after the notification of the Act, this is still a distant dream. Even the schools that exist are not maintained or run properly. They are devoid of even basic requirements such as toilets, clean drinking water, playgrounds, libraries, laboratories and adequate number of teachers.

On the other hand, the government has been actively pursuing a policy of privatization of education at all levels, whereby schools and higher educational institutions are being converted into super profit making ventures for the private capitalist houses.

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